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by Lavaine
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the red, ceramic bezel going away?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: Is the red, ceramic bezel going away?

Mikkei4 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Be good if they did a farewell short run of white dial/red bezel Tridents.
Good call. Definitely the best red bezel style.
by Lavaine
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Modded Speedy - Mitsukoshi yes or no?
Replies: 26
Views: 776

Re: Modded Speedy - Mitsukoshi yes or no?

Thanks for sharing your collection Gary, as well as your rationale for each of the mods. Your Broad Arrow / Gemini mod is probably still my favourite Speedy mod, but I've always been a sucker for blue. Soporsche, I'm going to echo what others have said. If you like the watch, and are comfortable wit...
by Lavaine
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CS & 60/60 Test case.
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Re: CS & 60/60 Test case.

The car analogy is BS for so many reasons. Not the least of which is that you are not required to service your car at the dealer in order to maintain warranty. You must only be able to show that the required services were performed.
by Lavaine
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: It's good to be back
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: It's good to be back

Welcome back Christa. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I think it's important to be reminded from time to time that these hobbies of ours are not what really matters at the end of the day. Having said that, I'm glad that you are well on the road to recovery, and are starting to focus on t...
by Lavaine
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: It's been a while (rambling thoughts and MTB content)
Replies: 37
Views: 1006

Re: It's been a while (rambling thoughts and MTB content)

Looks like an amazing ride Rik, and a hell of an accomplishment. The real question though, is how were the descents? I've never done anything that compare to this. The closest i have come is riding up to the Chateau Lake Louise from town, a short ~3.5km climb at around 6% grade. It was challenging e...
by Lavaine
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: It's been a while (rambling thoughts and MTB content)
Replies: 37
Views: 1006

Re: It's been a while (rambling thoughts and MTB content)

Ric, I think that with the new 11 and 12 speed cassettes, there is no need for a 3x setup. A 2x should give you all the range you need, if a 1x bike doesn't meet your needs. The real advantage to a 1x though, is reduced weight and complexity. I'd definitely look carefully for a 1x that suits your ne...
by Lavaine
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Hands-On Debut: Timex Navi XL Automatic Watch
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Hands-On Debut: Timex Navi XL Automatic Watch

Good catch Steve. It looks much better with the hour hand fixed. That was a pretty big bungle to release a pre-production model with that big a flaw to reviewers though.
by Lavaine
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Hands-On Debut: Timex Navi XL Automatic Watch
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Hands-On Debut: Timex Navi XL Automatic Watch

How did they screw up the hour hand so badly? Especially when they got it right on the quartz model. The Hamilton Khaki Pilot is the best implementation of this style of hour hand, bar none. Sadly, this one looks like the dial and hands were designed by two different teams, and no one saw them toget...
by Lavaine
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Not a bad Steinhart offering...
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Not a bad Steinhart offering...

Really nice looking watch. 2mm smaller and I'd probably be hovering over the order button. 2mm smaller with a sterile dial and it would already be ordered.
by Lavaine
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are import duties still an issue?
Replies: 128
Views: 5836

Re: Are import duties still an issue?

Funny how this was never an issue when CW shipped via RM. Yet they continue to insist that this change to DHL shipping of in the best interest of the customer. I wonder how many buyers simply can't be bothered to jump through these (frankly ridiculous) hoops and just refuse the shipment and get a re...
by Lavaine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1189

Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

The ML and GP are definitely the nicest watches posted in this thread, but if it was my money, It would be a VC Overseas.

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by Lavaine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An open and shut case?
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: An open and shut case?

I think at this point you accept that you've successfully saved a bunch of money on three battery changes, and take the remaining two in to a jeweller and have them change the battery for you. If they charge more than 10 quid each, it's too much.
by Lavaine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Hamilton Pilot Pioneer Mechanical
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Hamilton Pilot Pioneer Mechanical

I think this is a great watch, and unlike many "reissue" watches, stays true to the size of the original, which I appreciate. What I don't understand is why it has a mineral rather than sapphire crystal, but costs almost double what a Khaki Field costs.
by Lavaine
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CS & 60/60 Test case.
Replies: 48
Views: 2015

Re: CS & 60/60 Test case.

5. Steve will be photographed with a gert smile on his face. He will also be given a FREE number 1 of the new CW LE Dive watch which will have an iddy biddy bit of the Number 1 Park Street's front door in it. Peter will also have his picture taken with Steve whilst returning the cheque for £100 as ...
by Lavaine
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1189

Re: Buying Guide: The New Luxury Sports Watches of 2019

I must not have good taste, as I find all of these unappealing, with the Laurent Ferrier and B&R being downright ugly.